Link – ‘Hit by freezing water’: People describe exactly what their mental illness feels like

Link – ‘Hit by freezing water’: People describe exactly what their mental illness feels like

“In attempt to melt away confusion and shame surrounding mental illness, we asked people to describe what their condition feels like in a way that someone who hasn’t experienced it might be able to relate to. While their descriptions were all unique, they all shared one thing: encouraging others to seek help and an eagerness to…

Link – Should I Tell Others About My Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis?

Link – Should I Tell Others About My Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis?

I recently wrote about sharing your mental health issues online, by liking pages, or sharing posts, etc. I also mentioned that there may be some real reasons not to do so. This post does a good job of giving you the questions you should ask yourself before you decide to “come out”, either online or…

Link – 7 Mental Health Resolutions, Straight From a Psychologist

“A lot of you also struggle with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and even just high amounts of stress. Let’s make this year about having our healthiest bodies and brains and finally taking control of our mental health. We got a list of seven incredible resolutions from psychologist Stephanie Parmely, Ph.D, from Mercy Medical Group, a…

Link – Positive Experiences with Mental Illness in the Workplace

While it is great that people are having positive experiences in the workplace when it comes to mental illness, these are still small numbers. In the same study, 27% of respondents said they were treated dismissively or told their illness wasn’t serious or real. Almost 25% said they were demoted or denied opportunities after disclosing…

Link – You Can’t Expect People To Understand

If you have never stood on the shore and looked at the ocean, you don’t know what that feels like. If you have never flown on an airplane, you don’t know the sensation of take-off or ascension. Mental illness = same thing. Yes, it’s true. You cannot expect everyone around you to really understand what…

Reviews Elsewhere – Icarus Redeemed: A Schizoaffective Story

I spotted another book review over on PyschCentral for G. H. Francis’ book: For those of us outside of that experience, it can be difficult to understand the lives of those dealing with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. In Icarus Redeemed, G.H. Francis seeks to relate his encounters with what he calls “madness.” Diagnosed with bipolar…

Link – Suicide Stats Young Women, Why Rising Mortality Rate

“In these days of “clean eating” and “all natural” everything, there’s also a growing resistance among women to being “medicated” in general. “I hear from a lot of people who don’t want to medicate themselves for their mental health issues,” says Natasha Tracy, 38, a mental health speaker and writer who has been dealing with…

Link – We Need to Support Mental Illness, Even When It’s Not Cute

“I completely get it. It’s easy to say you accept mental health issues until you actually see it. Sometimes, it’s messy. Sometimes, it involves F-bombs. It’s easy to look at her and just think she’s “one of those bad kids.” But she only swears when she’s really feeling bad and is starting to lose control. I…